Salvation

Everyone into the Boats (Personal Evangelism)

Seeking and saving the lost is: A mission that is a personal responsibility. We will be held accountable if we do not spread God’s message to mankind (Ezek. 33:9, Matt.…

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Hope

Hope is “the reasonable expectation of something desired.” The Scriptures describe hope as a: Door (Hosea 2:15)-Hope is a door for escaping present troubles and entering a brighter path. Anchor…

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Six Spiritual States

Safe/Innocence–Man is born in “safety”. He does not inherit the guilt of sin (Ezek. 18:20, Is. 59:1-2). He has not had the opportunity to sin (II Cor. 5:10). Accountability–At some…

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Worship

For What Should We Pray?

Paul prayed:      For the spread of the gospel. That it would be successful–even swift (II Thess. 3:1 NASB). That obstacles would be removed (Rom. 15:30-31, II Thess. 3:1-2). That he…

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Giving Purposefully

We are to be “purposeful givers.” (II Cor. 9:7). If we are being purposeful givers, we will realize that giving is a spiritual sacrifice: It shows God’s worth (II Sam. 24:24, Mal. 1:6-8).…

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Lord’s Supper: How to Focus Your Thoughts

To focus your mind on the significance of the Lord’s Supper, remember the number: FIVE–the number of times our Lord’s body was pierced. Four nails pierced his hands and feet…

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The Church

What Am I Saying When I Assemble with the Saints?

When you assemble with the saints, you show your love for your: Physical family (Eph. 6:4), Spiritual family (Col. 3:16; Rom. 15:14, 14:19; Heb. 3:13, 10:24, 25), Neighbors (Matt. 5:16),…

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What Hath God Joined Together?

IN HIS WORD, GOD HAS JOINED: Christ and the Church Christ is the head of the body (Col. 1:18, Eph. 1:22-23). The Lord adds to His body (Acts 2:41,47) all…

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The Bible

A PSALM OF TRUST IN GOD–PSALM 37:3-8

(Psa 37:3 NKJV) Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. We can trust God because of His faithfulness; we can “feed…

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Can We Understand the Bible Alike?

We can understand the Bible. Timothy understood the Old Testament as a child. (2 Tim 3:15) Whole books were to be read to congregations. (1 Th 5:27, Col 4:16) Paul said that…

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Faith, Love, & Hope (I Thess 1:3)

Paul gave thanks to God for the Thessalonians because of their… (1 Th 1:3 NASB) . . .work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ . .…

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Diety & Godhead

Christ-the Alpha and Omega

Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega (Rev. 22:13), the A to Z, because: He is the beginning and the end of creation (Col. 1:16-17, Heb. 1:2, Heb. 2:10, John…

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Christ, the Good Shepherd

(John 10:1-15) There are many people interested in sheep. The thieves and robbers are interested in sheep (10:1, 8). The hireling is interested in sheep (10:12-13). The hireling (hired hand)…

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Christ’s Love For Us

Christ’s love for us is a: Universal love (Matt. 20:28, I Tim. 1:15) Personal love (John 13:1, Rev. 1:5) Powerful/triumphant love It has the power to save (I John 3:16,…

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Christian Living

“Finally”–Some Basic Admonitions for Christians.

“Finally, brethren . . . “ Be thinking about the right things (Phil. 4:8) Pray (II Thess. 3:1) Become complete (II Cor. 13:11) Be strong (Eph. 6:10) Excel (I Thess.…

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Christianity is the wonderful life because…

We have a wonderful savior-who loves us and gave himself for us. (Mat 1:2, John 1:29, Luke 19:10, 1 Pet 1:18-19, 1 Pet 2:22, 1 John 3:16, Heb 9:26, 1…

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Commitment

Commitment means: Losing your freedom (Phil 2: 11, Col. 2:6, Gal. 2:20) Accepting tension in your life (John 15:19, Matt.10: 25, Matt. 10:36) Making a sacrifice (Phil. 3:8) Blessings come…

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Sin & Morality

How to Tell Right from Wrong

A five-step test to be able to discern between good and evil (Heb. 5:14).    o REPUTATION–If my action were known in the community, how would the reputation of the Lord’s church…

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Ingratitude

Ingratitude Is one of the most common sins (Luke 17:17). Is one of the most contemptible sins (Is. 1:1-3, Mal. 1:2). Can prevent a Christian from praising (Psalm 107:1-2) and…

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Is Lying a Big Deal?

Types of Lying: Outright false statement (1 Tim. 1:9-10) Exaggeration (Prov. 30:6) Flattering Lies (Jude 1:16, Psa. 12:2, Psa. 62:4) Promissory Lies (Eccl. 5:5) Confidential Lying (Prov. 11:13) Official Lying…

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Satan, Evil, & Hell

Some Things in Hell Needed in the Church

Some Things in Hell Needed in the Church (Read Lk. 16:22-29) A remembrance of good things that have been ours. (Luke 16:25) They are our motivation to love and serve our…

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What Happens If You Miss Heaven

God’s Plan for Man’s Salvation God thought it. (Titus 1:2, II Tim. 1:9, I Pet. 1:20, Rev. 13:8) Christ bought it. (Heb. 8:6, Col. 2:14, I Pet. 1:18-19, I Cor. 6:20, Acts…

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