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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Reign With Christ A Thousand Years

  The Thousand Year Reign, from Revelation chapter 20   Our previous lesson was called, “Does The Bible Teach A Thousand Year Reign”.  In that lesson we learned that the thousand years isn’t a literal period of time, but that it represents the fullness of the reign of Christ in His kingdom, before He delivers up the kingdom to the Father in heaven.  Go ahead and review that lesson now…

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What’s It Like To Be IN Christ ?

    What is it Like to be “IN” Christ?   Romans 8, verse 1  tells us;  “Therefore, there is now, no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”   Romans chapter 6, verse 23  tells us;  “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God, is eternal life, IN Christ Jesus our Lord.”   So then, if we are IN Christ, we won’t experience…

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The Kingdom And The Church

  What’s the Difference Between the Kingdom and the Church?     Listen to  Colosians 1:13;  “For He has delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us into the kingdom of His beloved Son.” This verse tells us that God Himself, “transfers” Christians into the kingdom of His Son.   He takes Christians out of the world, and He puts them into His kingdom. Now listen to  Acts…

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Is The Kingdom Of God Within Us ?

Where is the kingdom of God?     In  John 18, verse 36,  Jesus made the statement;  “My kingdom is not of this world”, and then again “My kingdom is not from here.”   When Jesus said that His kingdom is not “OF” this world, He meant that His kingdom did not originate with this world.  That’s what the word “OF” means.  It means “out from”.  His kingdom did not…

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