Prayer – Part 2

September 12, 2019

    What Prayer, Is Not   Last week we talked about prayer, with the main focus being on what prayer is.  And of course, to put it very simply, prayer is talking to God.  It’s talking to the Almighty God, the creator and sustainer of all things;  And it’s talking to our Father in heaven, and it’s talking to the one who should be, our very closest friend. And…

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Prayer – Part 1

September 5, 2019

    What is Prayer ?   This will be at least a two-part lesson, this week and next week.  Today I’d like to talk about, What is prayer?  Next week I want us to consider what prayer is NOT. But for now, what is prayer?  Prayer is simply talking to God.   There’s nothing mysterious about prayer, and there’s nothing complicated about it, or hard to understand, it’s simply…

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Worthy Art Thou !

August 30, 2019

    Worthy Art The Lamb Who Was Slain   I’d like to read to you a few passages from the book of Revelation.  Go ahead and follow along in your own bibles if you’d like.  I’m going to start at the very beginning, in  Revelation 1, verses 1 thru 3; “The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him, to show unto His servants, even the things which…

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Don’t Disappoint The One Who Loves You

August 4, 2019

        Disappointment   Have you ever been disappointed by the actions of another?  Sure you have, everyone, at some time or another has been disappointed by what someone else has done.  Have you ever been the one who has disappointed someone else?  I’m sure that I have.  I’m not happy with that fact, but I’m sure that it’s happened. In just very casual relationships, I’ve come to…

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Two Plus Two Doesn’t Always Equal Four

August 2, 2019

    God’s Math Is Not Our Math   In the world we live in, two plus two always equals four, and two divided by two always equals one.  But that’s not always true in God’s world.  God seems to add and divide differently than we do.  Let me give you an example of that.. In  Mathew 14, verses 17 thru 20,  we have the story of how Jesus feed…

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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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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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A Comprehensive Study Of The Holy Spirit Of God – Part 2

February 2, 2019

    The “Role” and the “Work” of the Holy Spirit   In Part 1 of this study, we saw how the bible portrays the Holy Spirit as the “power” of God.  By the word “power”, I mean the active force that accomplishes the will of God.  For example, it was the Spirit of God (aka the Holy Spirit) who was “moving over the face of the waters” during the…

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A Study Of The Holy Spirit Of God – Part 1

January 26, 2019

      Who Is The Holy Spirit ?   In our study of the Holy Spirit, the first thing we need to do, is to answer the question, “Who is the Holy Spirit”?  And of course we’re not going to speculate about it, but as with all things, we’re going to simply see what the bible says about it.  Then we’ll be sure that we know the truth of…

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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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Why Is There Sickness And Hunger And Evil ?

November 3, 2018

    Why Does God Allow Bad Things To Happen?   Now there’s a question that’s been asked probably for as long as anyone can remember;  If God is in control, then why does He allow all the bad things that go on in the world?  If God is truly an all powerful and all loving God, then why does He allow all this? There’s a lot of explanations about…

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Do You Need God ?

October 27, 2018

    Do You Need God Every Hour?   There’s a hymn that begins with these words;  “I need Thee every hour, O gracious Lord.  No tender voice like Thine, can peace afford.”  What does it mean when the song says;  “No tender voice like Thine, can peace afford”?  I can’t be 100% sure what the writer of this song meant, but the opinion of a few others, is that…

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Are We All Gods ?

August 25, 2018

  “I say, You are gods”   In  Psalm 82:6,  the Lord says;  “I say, You are gods.”   Those words have caused a lot of wondering, and have led to a lot of theories about the nature of man.  One man said that we are all created with a “divine nature”.  That’s what he thinks it means to be created “in the likeness of God”.  His belief is that…

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The Great I Am

August 17, 2018

    I Am, Who I Am   When’s the last time, that you’ve taken some time, to think about, and to appreciate, all that God is, and exactly what makes God, who He is?  That’s what I want us to do today;  Think about all the things that God is.  There’s a song called  “Our God He is alive”.   The chorus says;  “There is a God, He is…

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What Is The Kingdom Of Heaven ?

June 16, 2018

  Thy Kingdom Come   Two phrases that are used repeatedly in the new testament are;  “the kingdom of heaven”, and  “the kingdom of God”.  Both phrases are used to refer to the very same thing.  That only makes sense, since the dwelling place of God, is heaven.  (“the heaven of heavens”, or “the highest heaven”.  There’s two more phrases that always refer to the same thing) Jesus used the…

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What Does The Greek Word “Hagios” Mean ?

February 3, 2018

    A Discussion Of The Word “Hagios”   The Greek word, “hagios”, is used 235 times in the new testament.  The word is used in reference to many different things in the bible.  The word is an adjective.  Do you remember what an adjective is?  An adjective, is a word that describes a characteristic of a noun.  A noun is..  a person, a place, or a thing.  And so…

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How Did The Father Glorify The Son ?

October 20, 2017

    Glorify Thou Me   The word glorify, means to honor, or to be held in honor.  It means to praise, and to magnify, and to extol.  A word study says that, to glorify, means..  “to ascribe weight, by recognizing the real substance and value”.   To glorify GOD, means..  “To value Him for Who He truly is.  For example;  Giving glory to God, personally acknowledges, God’s true character and…

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Honesty

August 31, 2017

        Sometimes Songs Reflect Truth   Let me read to you some of the words to a song called Honesty.. “If you search for tenderness, it isn’t hard to find.  You can have the love you need, to live.” “But if you look for truthfulness, you might just as well be blind.  It always seems to be, so hard to give.” “Honesty, is such a lonely word,…

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The Foolishness Of God

August 26, 2017

      Foolishness of God?   Listen to,  1 Corinthians 1, verse 25  says,  “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”   Maybe you didn’t know that “foolishness” could be attributed to God.  And maybe you didn’t know that “weakness” could also be attributed to God.   But there you have it in that one verse;  The foolishness of God,…

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What Are Dispensations ?

June 18, 2017

      God’s Three Dispensations   Hebrews chapter 1, and verse 1,  says;   “God, having spoken long ago, to the fathers, in the prophets, in many portions, and in many ways, has in these last days, spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.” There’s an interesting phrase in that verse;  “In many portions”.  What that means, is..  “in many…

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