The Folded Face Cloth

Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection?  The Gospel of John, in  chapter 20 and verse 7,  tells us that the face cloth (or napkin) which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes.  The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded, and was placed separate from the grave clothes.  Here’s…

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What Is The Kingdom Of God Like ?

    What do You think the Kingdom of God is like?   What IS the kingdom of God like?  How would you describe it to someone?  Is it like an earthly kingdom?  It’s kind of like an earthly kingdom.  It’s got a king, just like an earthly kingdom does.  And it’s got citizens of the kingdom, just like an earthly kingdom does.  And there are rules that the citizens…

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Beware Of Little Foxes

WATCH OUT FOR “LITTLE FOXES” In the  Song of Solomon, chapter 2, and verse 15,  the scripture says;  “Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, for our vineyards are in bloom.”   Foxes, with their cute bushy tails can spoil and eat the grapes on the vines.  They burrow holes in the hedges around the garden, and they consume the grapes as they pass through, and…

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What Actually Saves Us ?

    What Actually Saves Us ?  Its’ More Than You Think !   One of the most popular passages in the entire bible, is  Ephesians 2, verses 8 & 9,  which says;  “For by grace you are saved, through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”    And the reason that’s such…

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John Calvin And Calvinism – Part 2

    Calvinism and the Sovereignty of God   Lat week I talked about John Calvin, and how his religious beliefs (his theology) was centered on the fact that God is completely sovereign.  And I talked about how God IS indeed, completely sovereign.  God has all power, and God has all authority, and is ABLE to decree absolutely anything that He chooses.  And what I also mentioned is that God…

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Can We Know What Happened ?

        We Can Know, We Should Know, and We Need to Know!   To begin, I’d like to read from an article that was recently published by the Warren Apologetics Center.  And the title of the article is..  “Can We Know What Happened?”  And you might ask yourself two more questions also..  SHOULD we know what happened?  And, Do we NEED to know what happened? And it’s…

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John Calvin and Calvinism

    John Calvin and Calvinism   John Calvin (/ˈkælvɪn/;[1] French: Jean Calvin [ʒɑ̃ kalvɛ̃]; born Jehan Cauvin; 10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564) was a French theologian, pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism, aspects of which include the doctrines of predestination and of the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation, in which doctrines Calvin was influenced by and elaborated upon the Augustinian and other Christian…

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The Unpopular Subject Of Sin

  The Subject of Sin   I think that most people don’t like to talk about sin very much.  At least they sure don’t like to talk very candidly about it.  Actually, most people don’t mind talking about other people’s sin.  But what they don’t like to talk about is the sin in THEIR lives!   But the bible says that there is indeed, sin in all of our lives..  Right? …

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In God We Trust

    The History of..  In God We Trust   You’re only going to get one verse of scripture tonight, and that will be at the very end of the lesson.  But I think the lesson will be interesting, and maybe informative, and hopefully, profitable anyway.   The motto, IN GOD WE TRUST, was placed on United States coins largely because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil…

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The Little Ones Who Believe In Jesus

      Blessed be the “Little Ones”    I’m going to be reading several verses of scripture today, and all of them except the first one, will contain the words of Jesus. A few weeks ago we talked about the idea of guardian angels.  Some people believe that each one of us has a guardian angel sent to protect and to serve us.  While others don’t believe in specific…

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The Wonderful Names Of Jesus

  The Names of Jesus   The prophet Isaiah wrote, in  Isaiah 9, verse 6;  “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder:  And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”   That verse gives us five names, that God has given for Jesus Christ.  Let’s listen to…

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Baptism Of The Holy Spirit And Of Fire

        Baptized With the Holy Spirit   In  Mathew 3, verse 11,  and in  Luke 3 verse 16,  John the baptist, told the Jews who had come to him to be baptized in the river Jordan;  “I baptize you with water, for repentance;  But after me, will come One more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry.  He will baptize you with the…

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Standing At The Gate

          The Bible speaks about a few different Gates.   And today I’d like us to consider Three of those Gates.   First of all, the bible speaks about the “gates of hades”, in  Mathew 16, verse 18.   In that verse, Jesus said;  “..And upon that rock I will build My church, and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it.”   Another way of saying that…

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On Your Knees All People !

Let me read to you what someone recently wrote..     Yes, I believe it is time to take a knee.  It is time to take a knee and thank the Creator for the food and clothing we take for granted.  It is time to bow and give thanks to the Almighty for the freedom to vote and preach our convictions.  It is time to drop down and bless the name…

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God Is Everywhere

    God is Everywhere, In All Creation   Psalm 139, verse 7  asks the question;  “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?”  Well you know the answer..  There’s nowhere you can go, but that God isn’t there! Today I’d like us to think about, and appreciate, the very close relationship that we have with our creator, with our God.  And I’m…

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If Christ Could Not Be Found

    If Christ Could Not Be Found   Henry Rogers, a brilliant lawyer of a few years ago, wrote a book entitled The Eclipse of Faith, in which he imagined that some powerful hand had wiped the influence of Christ out of our civilization, as a hand might wipe the writing from a chalkboard in a classroom. He imagined himself going into his library to discover that every vestige…

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He Opened Their Minds

  Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures   Let me read to you the words of  Luke 24, verse 45;   “Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.”      In  Luke chapter 24,  we have the story of the resurrection of Jesus, and how He first appeared to Mary Magdalene at the tomb.  And how Mary and some of the other women ran back to…

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Count Your Many Blessings !

        Did You Count Your Many Blessings This Past Thanksgiving Day?  (Or can’t you count that high?)   And have you thanked God for all your many blessings?   Have you thanked God for your greatest blessing?  The bible tells us in  1 Corinthians 15:57;  “But thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ.”    Are you thankful for the victory?  And…

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