Understanding God’s Covenants With Man – Part 3, An Everlasting Covenant

  God’s Covenants With Man   Last week we focused on God’s covenant with Abram, which was a two-fold promise.  First there was the physical promise which was specified in  Genesis 15:18;  “On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying;  To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates..”   Then there was the…

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The Golden Rule

        Scripture Reading;  1 John 4:7 thru 21  (Please read)     I’m going to read the words of the chorus from that song that’s called, “angry Words”.   And I want to ask you to repeat the words to your self, as I read them.  They have to do with exactly what that scripture reading was all about. Here we go;  “Love one another..  thus saith…

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Understanding God’s Covenants With Man – Part 2, Early Covenants

    Man Has Always Lived Under A Covenant With God   Here’s just a little review of last week’s lesson; God made a covenant with Adam, in the garden.  And the covenant also applied to Eve.  And that covenant would have lasted throughout Adam and Eve’s entire physical life, if they hadn’t broken the covenant.  But they did break the covenant, and thus God removed them from the garden,…

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Understanding God’s Covenants With Man – Part 1, What Is A Covenant?

      God Has Made Several Covenants With Man   Last week I talked about the old covenant and the new covenant.  And today I want to talk more about all of God’s covenants with man.  There’s a lot of words that are synonymous with the word covenant.  Here’s several of them;  A covenant is the same as an agreement, or a treaty, or an alliance, or a pact. …

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Was Jesus A Christian ?

  Was Jesus Jewish or Christian or Both?   I had someone ask me last week; “Was Jesus a Christian?  And I said; No, Jesus wasn’t a Christian.  How could he have been?  He was a Jew who lived under the old covenant law.  A Christian lives under the new covenant law.  So Christ wasn’t a Christian.  The fella I was talking to couldn’t understand that.  He said;  How could…

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Words Matter

    The Words that We Use Make a Difference   If you’ve been listening to the news at all lately, you’ve probably heard this said many times;  “Words matter!”  That’s been said regarding truth and lies.  In other words;  It matters whether the words that you are saying, are true words, or if they are lying words.  And so I think we all have to agree, words do matter….

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Was Mary A Virgin ?

  Was Mary a Virgin When Jesus Was Born?   There are a lot of people who doubt whether Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus.  When you read the word “virgin” in the new testament, it can simply mean a girl, or a maiden, or young woman, or it can refer to a woman who has never had sexual relations with a…

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Will God Send Souls To Hell ?

    Eternal Darkness is Eternal Separation from God   The idea of a loving God, sending people to hell, to suffer eternally, has always been a problem for people.  A lot of people refuse to accept that as the truth, and thus reject the bible.  Others don’t fully reject the bible, but they reject the idea of hell. But the bible does speak about hell.  It describes hell as…

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Is Your Body A Temple ?

    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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Are We All Gods ?

  “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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Contradictions In The Bible

    Bible Contradictions   There’s a lot of different reasons that people will give for not believing in the bible.  One of those reasons is the fact that the original writings of the scriptures don’t exist.  All we have to go by, are copies of copies of copies, of the original writings.   Therefore, lots of people don’t trust the reliability of these copies of the copies.  And since…

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The Great I Am

    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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Where Does Evil Come From ?

  What is the Root of all Evil?   I heard someone suggest that it’s not the devil that we should fear the most, but rather, it’s the love of money.   You might ask;  How did someone even come up with that idea?  Well, they came up with it from reading  1 Timothy 6, verse 10.  The King James reads like this;  “For the love of money is the…

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Progressive Sanctification ?

    Understanding the Subject of Sanctification   In previous lessons, I’ve talked about sanctification, and about what that means exactly.  But it just seems like things always need to be repeated, so that we truly understand them without any question at all, so that when the word comes up, we know exactly what it means, and so that we know exactly what it doesn’t mean also.   And the…

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The Least In The Kingdom Of Heaven

        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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Taking The Lord’s Name In Vain

The Third Commandment   I want to talk about one of the ten commandments.  Even though we’re not living under the old law, and even though we’re not subject to the ten commandments, we can still learn about God, from those commandments.   The commandment I want to talk about is the third commandment, found in  Exodus 20, verse 7.  It says;  “You shall not take the name of the…

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How Shall We Escape ?

  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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Has God Hardened Your Heart ?

    “As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I’m totally flexible.”     Are you totally flexible?  The bible talks about those who aren’t.  Do you know what the bible means when it talks about someone having a “hard heart”?    In  Mathew 19:3,  some Pharisees started questioning Jesus, trying to find fault with Him.  And so they said;  “Is it lawful for a man…

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Blessed Assurance

    Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine   There’s a song that we sing sometimes called “Blessed Assurance”.  “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine.  Oh what a foretaste of glory divine.”   Don’t you want the blessed assurance, that if your life ended today, or if Jesus returned today, you’d be with Him eternally?  You don’t want to worry about eternity, I know you don’t. We’re told in  Philippians 46 &…

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